UNDP in Europe and Central Asia
An influx of people seeking shelter from conflict has sharpened attitudes against groups which have been in Europe for centuries.
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What do border walls cost? And do they work?
Migrants in Belgrade try to make it into Hungary in early October.
After the Hungarian referendum, a new spectre is haunting the EU: Victor Orban.
Women face an uphill battle to fight for their rights under illiberal regimes.
The war on reproductive rights in Central Europe is not a backlash but a key tenet of a new illiberal form of governance.
Viktor Orbán speaks in Budapest after the Hungary referendum result.
The prime minister has claimed victory in the referendum, despite the low turnout.
Orban is on a high after the Brexit vote.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has caught referendum fever. He is giving his public a vote on refugee policy in what is being seen as a two-fingered salute to the EU.
I can’t believe what I’m seeing.
The UK's decision to leave the European Union has baffled many in Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania, where nostalgia for life before the EU is virtually non-existent.
Austrian Freedom Party presidential candidate Norbert Hofer took the far right to the brink of victory in the recent election.
Radical right populists are on the brink of power in Austria and making gains across the region. And the European leaders who once were willing to publicly condemn them are silent now.
Hungary isn’t in a welcoming mood.
Economic slowdown and a refugee influx have rattled Europe deeply, and some countries seem to have had enough.
Russian jet shot down on November 24.
In the wake of Paris and the Russian jet incident, Europe is facing the mother of all challenges over security and refugees. Where does it go from here?
Viktor Orbán says Muslim refugees are a threat to his Christian country.
In his hostility towards refugees, Hungary's prime minister has forgotten that nearly 2,000 years ago, Syrians lived on the land that now makes up his country.
Friendly relations: refugees and the Croatian police.
Locals are reminded of their own experiences when they see refugees heading into their country.
Nobody is doing a great job, but three countries say they have no part to play in the refugee crisis.
The scene at Keleti train station in Budapest, Hungary.
Budapest's main train station has been reopened to refugees – but Hungary's hateful politics of fear are only getting harsher.
Migrants rescued from a boat capsized off the coast of Libya in early August.
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The Dublin laws means states can return migrants to the country where they first arrived in Europe.
Migrants are increasingly attempting to enter Europe overland from the East.
With thousands dying in the Mediterranean, migrants and refugees have started coming to Europe by land. And countries in the East aren't happy.
An author who demands to be read.
Anxiety is hard-wired into the modern sensibility, and the mood of Krasznahorkai’s fiction is its perfect complement.
Prime minister and Fidesz leader Viktor Orbán on the stump.
Hungary faces a series of elections in 2014. Its European Parliament (EP) elections are to be held on May 25, between the Hungarian parliamentary elections on April 6 and the local elections in October…
Yes it is.
The rapid escalation of the situation in Crimea has led us faster than we might have thought to consider if and how Russia might unleash energy policy as part of its geopolitical strategy. President Vladimir…
Roma evacuees from a Hungarian village near a far-right training camp.
Since the accession of Central European countries to the European Union (EU), threats to their Roma communities have escalated dangerously. This is evident in anti-Roma rallies, random violent attacks…